Week of Love
We give thanks for the perfect love of your Son, so that we may, with grateful hearts, love one another. Amen
Weekly Advent Prayers by Betty Claire Jackson
By Garrett Vickrey
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
Christmas is God’s ultimate amen.
In a world of ‘no’…
No room in the Inn.
No hope for the poor.
No food for the hungry.
No sleep for the anxious.
No peace among nations.
God says, ‘Yes.’
Not everyone heard it at first. Perhaps, it was a whisper only Mary grasped. On the way to Bethlehem, Joseph must have come to hear it too. Shepherds and wisemen heard the echo of amen.
Can you hear it today?
God’s amen resounds in the words of messengers and signs of earth. In song. In light. In kindness. God’s yes resounds.
In Jesus, God says, ‘Yes!’ To a world too busy to turn aside to notice the message of angels, God says, ‘This is who I am.’ God is with us. In the child born in a war ravaged country, God comes to a people poor in spirit. God comes to us before the dust settles.